Student Life

Brown-bag Lunch on "Boundary Games" with Professor Esther Acolatse

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Divinity School Women's Center

The Duke Divinity School Women's Center is hosting a brown-bag lunch with Esther Acolatse, assistant professor of pastoral theology at the Divinity School, on "Boundary Games." There will be time for questions and discussion, and an opportunity for male and female students to get to acquainted with Acolatse.

Manos Unidas Bilingual Conversation Lunch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0015 Westbrook

The Manos Unidas student group at Duke Divinity School will host its first informal bilingual conversation during lunch. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches and learn/practice Spanish.

Halloween Party for 1st and 2nd Year M.Div. Students

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Westbrook Hallway,

First- and second-year Duke Divinity School students are sponsoring a Halloween celebration for students in those classes.  There will be free dounuts,  coffee, and candy. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry Fall Potluck

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
4605 Brodog Terrace in Hurdle Mills, NC
Thea Portier-Young at (919) 732-5456 or

The Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry at Duke Divinity School will hold its fall potluck for faculty, staff, and students involved in or interested in the program, as well as for program alumni and supporters. Friends and family are also welcome to attend this informal gathering at the home of Professor Thea Portier-Young.

Register to attend

Rural Ministry Colloquium on "George Herbert and The Country Parson"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook

Thriving Rural Communities will hold a Rural Colloquium on "George Herbert and The Country Parson" presented by Jeremy Troxler, director of the Duke Divinity School program. Herbert, a 17th century writer and Anglican priest, wrote a reflection titled “The Country Parson” shortly before his death in which he set out “the form and character of a true pastor.” 

No registration is necessary for the free lunch, lecture, and discussion on the ways the reflection can serve as a guide for ministry in the 21st century.

“The Country Parson” offers a timeless  vision of faithful pastoral ministry within a rural community. Herbert's poetry, characterized by a deep devotion to Christ and the church, arises out of his experiences as the rector of the rural parish in England, where he was known for his faithful care for his parishioners. 

After the Yellow Ribbon Conference

Friday, November 11, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, November 12, 2011 (All day)
Duke Divinity School or

Milites Christi (Soldiers of Christ), a student group at Duke Divinity School, is sponsoring the "After the Yellow Ribbon" conference to develop tools that church, military, and academic communities can use to understand and help military service members and veterans heal the unseen wounds of war, including PTSD, prescription drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide.


Broadway Revue Auditions

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:00pm
Goodson Chapel
Lindsey Baynham ( or Laura-Allen Kerlin (

Auditions will be held for this year's Broadway Revue, a fund-raiser featuring performances to Broadway tunes by Duke Divinity School students, faculty, and staff. The event features singing, dancing, and music. A sign-up sheet for a 10-minute audition slot is located next to the student lockers on the basement level of Gray Building.

Centering Prayer Group

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
0044 Langford

The Centering Prayer Group at Duke Divinity School meets weekly on Tuesdays at the same time and location. The group is open to faculty, staff, and students for a time of prayer and contemplation.

CANCELLED Live at the Lampstand

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0014 Westbrook or

Live at the Lampstead is a monthly brown bag lunch event showcasing live performances by Duke Divinity School students, faculty, and staff. The performances include vocal and instrumental pieces, original poetry and short story readings, dance, comedy, paintings, and skits.

This month's performance will feature Keri LeBrant, Adam Darragh, Broadway Revue, and "Axe of the Apostles."


Theological Schools Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:15am to 4:00pm
Bryan Student Center
(919) 688-0485 or

Duke Chapel Pathways is sponsoring Theological Schools Day at the Bryan Student Center for students interesting in learning more about theological schools. A seminary alumni panel discussion with students and admissions representatives will be held in the Upper Level, Meeting Room A from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Twenty-two theological school representatives will be in Schafer Mall, Upper Level of Bryan Center from 1 to 4 p.m.